One of my favorite sites to check out for up to the minute fantasy football and general NFL news is Rotoworld.com. They do a great job scouring the internet for articles and tweets and keep their homepage fresh with all sorts of goodies.
One particular tidbit that caught my eye was a quick blurb about Tampa Bay Bucs’ rookie defensive tackle Gerald McCoy:
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy registers a pair of sacks in the Week 12 loss to the Ravens.
He beat a double-team for the first sack and bull-rushed G Tony Moll for the second. McCoy is really starting to come on of late, as the No. 3 overall pick has three sacks, 11 tackles and a forced fumble over the last three games. Not surprisingly, McCoy’s emergence has in turn helped the rest of the line get the the quarterback, as well, as the Bucs have 10 sacks over the last two games after picking up just eight through the first nine contests.
McCoy was drafted one spot behind Ndamukong Suh in the 2010 NFL draft and is starting to grab some headlines with his play of late. McCoy may be turning in some good performances of late, but he’s no Ndamukong Suh.
Ndamukong Suh has played in all eleven games for the Lions so far. In that time, he has accumulated 45 tackles and eight sacks. By comparison, Gerald McCoy has played in ten games and has registered 27 tackles and three sacks. McCoy’s high water mark for tackles in a game is five, Suh has two eight tackle games.
Gerald McCoy may be playing like a top five pick over the last couple games but Ndamukong Suh has been doing it all season long. Choosing between the two may have been an easy choice but the Lions got it right.